PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 22: Alexander Radulov #47 talks with Patric Hornqvist #27 of the Nashville Predators prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 22, 2012 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)
I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.
— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82